Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Air View of Juarez, Old Mexico

Air View of Juarez, Old Mexico Pg. 1Air View of Juarez, Old Mexico Pg. 2 - Names Blurred

This is a 1950 genuine Curt Teich "C.T. Art-Colortone" vintage postcard from my grandparents' collection.

In July of 1955, my grandparents traveled to Mexico. They traveled alone, leaving their children at home. On their way to Mexico, they stopped in Texas to visit family. This is a postcard they sent home. I've blurred the name of the recipient of this postcard for privacy reasons.

The postcard is written in Portuguese. I had to ask my mom to translate it for me, since I don't read or speak Portuguese. In essence, the translation is as follows:

Dear (name blurred) ,
We arrived at 6:00 p.m. in El Paso.  We spent the night at the home of cousin Pearl.  This morning cousin Jackie and the boys took us for a ride sight-seeing.  They are so wonderful.  They are very blonde (tow-heads), very beautiful and very well educated.  They look a lot like our family, almost exactly. 

Hugs to the children and to you from Debs and Willis.
The person that this postcard was sent to was my grandmother's sister. Perhaps she was watching the children while my grandparents traveled to Mexico.

There are a couple more postcards from Mexico in my grandparents' collection. I'll be sharing those in future posts.

Thanks for stopping by!

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